Antique wooden rocking chairs can be maintained in its initial appearance, but it is more difficult to introduce it in a modern decoration. Some have backrests, wicker seats or trellises that are hard to find and repair today. These parts can be replaced by another type of backrest by adding wooden boards, a wicker lattice, cushions or canvas strips stapled to the rocking frame.
On this basis, cushions or prints can be put together, for example, with the sofa or the curtains, turning the antique wooden rocking chairs into an integrated part of the decoration of the house. Then cover the pores of the wood with a pore lid or a pair of priming hands to achieve a uniform surface. Then sand the surface very gently to get rid of possible bubbles or unevenness. Finally, apply a pair of hands of the desired paint, preferably acrylic.
To give a more professional touch and a perfect finish it is recommended to use a paint gun instead of a brush for the last layer. The antique wooden rocking chairs when used can make noise or creak due to the age of the wood or poor maintenance. To avoid or correct it, make sure to glue or grease the parts, or replace those parts in poor condition such as the backrest or seat.